New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker postured himself as a #MeToo champion during the Kavanaugh hearings, but will he be forced to answer for an accusation about his own sex abuse?
Back in October, an anonymous Twitter user posted a graphic and detailed account of what he says Booker did to him in a “workplace restroom” in the summer of 2014.
— Deep Throat (@TheeDeepThroat) October 20, 2018
“I made it quite clear that I was a great admirer of his, especially with regard to his record of being an advocate of the LGBT community,” he says.
Then this happened, according to the accuser:
I stopped to use one of the building’s single-occupancy restrooms. Upon washing my hands prior to leaving, I heard knocking on the door. When it comes to these restrooms it is customary to knock first in case someone is using it, even though there is an inner lock. When I opened the door, Mr. Booker was there. He smiled and very gregariously said “Hey!”
We engaged in some brief idle chitchat in the entryway and then he asked me to speak in private. What happened next, happened so fast that it was hard for me to comprehend what was going on. It was one of those surreal moments where what was happening was such a deviation and such a perversion of one’s natural daily routine that I hardly knew how to react. He pulled me into the restroom, albeit not too forcefully and slowly pushed me against the restroom wall.
He said that “Being a hero was a serious turn-on”. He continued, “The Senate appreciates fine citizens like you. Especially this Senator.”
He then put his left hand on my groin, over my jeans and began to rub. I seem to remember saying something like “What is happening?” It was a bit like having vertigo. He then used his other hand to grab my left hand with his right and pulled it over to touch him. At the same time, he disengaged from rubbing me and used his left hand to push me to my knees from my shoulder for what was clearly a move to have me perform oral sex on him.
At that point, I pulled away quite violently and told him I had to go. I did not see him again before he left.
To date, Booker has been silent about the accusation and apparently no reporter has asked him about it. The account has been retweeted over 6,500 times. Read it here.
If all victims are to be believed, why not Booker’s accuser?
The LA Times reports Booker’s campaign will espouse “universal love”.
“…despite his whimsical penchant for theatrical displays of impassioned defiance, he’s just another asshole,” the accuser says.